Berkshire MP Theresa May must be quietly satisfied this morning at the prospect of more females to stimulate discussion in cabinet. Hers has been a lone and strident voice for a long time and it is likely that the former … Continue reading Has the glass ceiling at Westminister shattered today?
If you do you’ll love this… TWO FOR ONE BERKSHIRE BLOG OFFER : ENDS 5PM FRIDAY 6TH JUNE 2014 Do you need to generate more sales? Would you like to understand social media a bit better? Have you a bunch … Continue reading Do you like 2 for 1 Deals?
As we roll into the Easter Break I’d like you to tell me what topics you’d like me to cover… At the weekends I tend to work out a bunch of stories for the following week… coming up with the … Continue reading What topics would you like me to cover?
A guest blog from co-author of Mind the Career Gap, David Palmer-Mitchell. You Know the Typo The rise of the Typo and the curse of the … Continue reading You Know the Typo
Over the Christmas period I pushed out for more followers for our blog which resulted in over 400 signed up by the end of January… Time to recruit a few more… I have found the best new recruits are those … Continue reading Guess how many will “Follow the Blog”…
When I first asked folk to blog, or add content to their very own space on the Business in Berkshire website back in 2004/5 I was disappointed when on 6 out of 600 actually engaged with the programme… It frustrated … Continue reading Are you Blogging with Confidence?
Social media is not just about “spraying & praying”, it can be used to research topics and here is what I have found out in the last 48 hours about the needs of the people of the Philippines… Mid November … Continue reading Using Social Media to help those in the Philippines
Self guided walking holidays in Portugal by Peter Williamson For the past 40 years, Antonio Tente has been driving taxi cabs round Portugal’s atmospheric capital, Lisbon. But he’s not a ‘city boy’ – he comes from the beautiful mountains of … Continue reading Jump in my car – it’s not very far…
As humans we like routine and so creating a heart beat with your social media will ensure it resonates stronger with people and so they are more likely to look forward to & share your offerings… When the BBC moved … Continue reading Creating a heart beat with social media
Talking to the Frances from PR team for the Destinations Show on Friday and she wondered if you would like a couple of free tickets for the holiday & travel show Earls Court 6th – 9th February 2014. I said … Continue reading Enter YOUR celebrity holiday pictures to WIN
The Berkshire Blog is looking for 100 citizen journalists in 2014 and one logical quality writing source are PR companies… so searching “PR companies in Berkshire” on Google would be a totally logical thing to do, right? Wrong… taking the … Continue reading Google 2014 : Is SEO dead?
First job of a citizen journalist in the morning, check what’s in the news so you don’t look like a blogger… second job, check what your job title is this week 😉 With my new fangled site attracting the attention … Continue reading Citizen Journalism is the new Blogging isn’t it?
At this time of year we cannot help thinking about children, their innocence and great expectations. Children have a truly astounding ability to absorb and question. How many times do we hear “Why?” whenever we try to explain something? The … Continue reading Isn’t it amazing!
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Maria Miller announced Hull as the UK City of Culture 2017, beating Leicester, Swansea Bay and Dundee to the title. Hull was on my patch when I worked for Nestle back in … Continue reading Putting HULL’s Digital Agencies well and truly on the MAP
Traditionally newspaper advertising was sold based on distribution. The more papers were sold, the more the publisher could charge… simples… then the world changed & digital joins the party! The number of pages becomes the key measure… but what does … Continue reading On what should online newspaper advertising revenues be based?
Greetings from sunny Sheffield, the town where toothpaste in a tube was invented. Week one of my sabbatical from the world of swing and adventure into eighties pop musical Priscilla. Its funny taking over a show from someone else, I … Continue reading Monarch of the Pudding – Life in the bus lane – Touring with Priscilla
I’m a poet and I do know it… well it is POETS day which, in the good old days when we all had jobs that paid us a fair living, company cars, petrol cards and boots full of quality samples … Continue reading Are you into heavy metal or do you prefer lighter metals?
I thought I was barking mad when I saw my little Cavalier King Charles copying me working on my computer . She already likes watching tv and is especially fond of Lady and the Tramp which she watches in its … Continue reading Paws for thought
My doctor was very impressed with the process I am using to lose and control my weight he suggested I should share it. After three months I lost 15lbs 7oz, or 7.0 kgs, and went from using the fattest hole … Continue reading Is this a first, a process to lose and control weight? No products, eating plans or diets.
In November 2012 I came up with the LinkedIn Core Group Metric to help determine the value of a LinkedIn Group and in taking a look at one of my favourite groups today, it proved it works… Mark Longbottom created … Continue reading Looking for another totally engaging LinkedIn Group
Answers on a postcard… or TWEET! Wycombe Business EXPO is gearing up to attract local business owners to Adams Park, Sands Industrial Estate, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ next Tuesday 22nd October 2013. I am currently looking to connect with those … Continue reading What’s Rodney saying to that nice young man from MAS?
While working on my Maps4News mission this week I had opted to go find some new connections at The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent & The Times… Most publications are focused on working out how to … Continue reading Telegraph Men need media’s most eligible man
Yesterday Daniel Walker who’s LinkedIn headline describes him as a “Career Management Professional and Co-author at Mind the Career Gap” posted a blog on The Berkshire Blog which was immediately posted out to 87 business owners who have selected to … Continue reading Bloggers of influence are re-blogging The Berkshire Blog
The news has been filled with talk of economic recovery this week. So as an experiment I took a walk along Windsor High street to look for some signs of recovery. Our High Streets have been depressing places over the … Continue reading Is the High Street Hiring?